Fresh Off the Boards: Keeping Your Apparel Irresistible

Motivating your shoppers to buy from you is why you are in business. Garments that look fresh and pressed are much more likely to sell faster than those that appear to have been just plucked out of a wrapper. To add sizzle to your sales, these seven simple tips can help you transform your newly-arrived Read More …

Social Media: Making The Right Post Can Be Everything!

There is no standard formula when it comes to Social Media. You will never know how your customers are going to respond to a tweet, a pin, an Instagram pic or a Facebook post until you do it. When you tap into something that works and your customers connect, they will start reposting and ‘liking’ Read More …

Happy Employees Equals a Happy Bottom Line

A great retail business can suffer at the hands of unhappy and unproductive employees. Without their consistent efforts on a day-to-day basis, everything else you do in your retail store can take a backseat. After all, if customers think they will receive poor service or run into rude employees, they will avoid your store. There Read More …

Make It Personal

As a retailer, you have a lot of competition. With so-called ‘big box’ stores, with online retail giants and other local businesses it can be difficult to get ahead. In other words, the competition is literally all around you, in every direction. So how do you stand out from such a big crowd? By going Read More …

Hang It Out with Style

Hangers are more than functional fixtures of your retail operation. They can represent your brand—for better or worse. Displaying a high-quality item on a cheap plastic hanger can erode its value in the eye of the discerning shopper and degrade sales. Conversely, presenting a more ordinary piece of apparel on a high-quality hanger can promote Read More …

Baskets in Store Displays: A Versatile and Effective Option

The choices you make while designing your retail space can greatly impact your success or failure in the long run. Consistently making sales is about having great products and fair prices and presenting those products to your customers in such a way that leads them toward making a purchase. Presenting an organized, relaxing, and comfortable Read More …

Gridwall vs. Slatwall: A Classic Retail Display Debate

Do you use gridwall or slatwall in your retail space? If so, why did you choose one over the other? For many store owners and managers, there wasn’t actually much thought put into this choice. Instead, they simply went with what was available—or what was on sale—when the store was furnished. Using the wrong product Read More …

Creating Trust and Differentiation with Branding Consistency

Your brand is your reputation. The visual elements are those aspects that communicate your values. Logos, fonts and colors are the fundamental building blocks of creating a reliable DNA for your brand, but they are only the beginning. It bears repeating: shoppers choose brands they trust. Maintaining consistency is paramount to this effort. For instance, Read More …

Great Counter Displays Can Add to the Shopping Experience

In many ways, the counter represents the ‘moment of truth’ in a retail setting. This is where money changes hands, and potential buyers turn into actual customers. You want your customers to pay for the goods they have picked out from around the store, but you would also like to upsell them on an additional Read More …

Dress Up Your Apparel Store with Budget-Friendly Equipment

Starting a new apparel business is often exciting and challenging at the same time. If you are like most startups, you are trying to figure out how to outfit your retail space tastefully and economically. Fixtures and equipment run the gamut of quality and price. You want durability and style, but what do you actually Read More …